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Barefoot Backpackers Hostel, Hiriketiya Beach

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206 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

We TRULY believe in laying all our cards on the table BEFORE you roll the dice and book your stay with us. No smoke and mirrors here! We don’t like to see you disappointed, so please READ the information down below BEFORE booking your stay with us

Barefoot Backpackers Hostel, Hiriketiya Beach is like no other in Hiriketiya. We are a very social hostel that focusses on bringing backpackers together. We are surrounded by lush and serene gardens and have the best sea view you can think of! We are a cozy hostel near Hiriketiya Beach in Sri Lanka (7 min walk)! Whether you're hitting the waves or taking it easy, we've got your back. And just a short stroll away lies Dickwella Beach (4 min walk), where you can soak up the sun and enjoy sunset drinks with friends! Time to get excited!

Kick off your day with a sunrise surf that would make Aquaman jealous, then swing by for a breakfast that's so good, it'll have you doing a happy dance. Next up, it's time to lounge in our garden paradise on beanbags so cushy, you'll forget what stress even feels like. And when the sun gets a little too friendly, run to the outside showers or just hop into one of our rock pools for a refreshing dip. After a day of beach antics and belly laughs, we've got a lineup of evening activities that'll have you giggling till your sides ache. But hey, if you're more of a chill-and-watch-the-sunset type, no worries – our sea-view garden is the perfect spot for a quiet brewski with your newfound pals

Throughout the high season, we organize all kinds of activities in our common area and big garden with sea view. Get ready for social dinners, beachvolleybal tournaments and so much more! Looking for your next travel destination? Ready to make some new friends? Excited to wake up with one of the best sea views? Don’t look any further and book your stay with us in Hiriketiya!

Please read the information down below BEFORE you book your stay with us:

I) check in: from 14:00 – 20:00
II) check out: until 08:00 - 11:00
III) quiet hours: from 23:00 -07:00
IV) airconditioning times: from 18:00 - 11:00

V) our cancellation policy: 1 day minimum (24 hours) before arrival date (not check-in time)

VI) no open kitchen: at our cozy hostel, our kitchen is like a top-secret club - no peeking allowed! Yep, there is NO open kitchen here, folks. You can order your caffeine shot and brekkie delights straight from our reception

VII) no curtains at the beds: we don’t have curtains at the beds: At our hostel, we've taken the liberty to skip the curtains in favor of fostering a lively social scene. But rest assured, your comfort and enjoyment are still our top priorities

VIII) we are empowering the local community: we love partnering up with our awesome local community! Our team members (10) are all local people from the area. Now, they might not have mingled that much with globetrotters before, that's what makes life interesting, right? So, if you find yourself stranded with a language barrier, they’re not unfriendly, don’t get angry, it’s unfortunately just a language limbo. Let's tackle it together with a big smile and some good vibes. We're all in this adventure called communication

If you're cool with the above quirks, well, book your stay and consider yourself part of the Barefoot Backpackers family! We're itching to welcome you with open arms and a side of adventure! We hope to see you soon! 🌟

Reviews & Ratings

206 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

May 26, 2024
Very nice and clean hostel with an amazing view! Only drawback is the location as it‘s located on a little hill around 10-15min walk to the beach. Otherwise very welcoming and trying to include everyone, nice staff! (but: you can only pay cash…)
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Female, 18-24
May 24, 2024
Great stay at this hostel, in a really good location and very social and the food here is also great
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Male, 18-24
May 24, 2024
Amazing hostel! They have the best daily schedule which is always a lot of fun and will help you meet a lot of new people! Also the beds are nice the community space has a chill vibe and the breakfast is really good! I would only love it if the rooms had more hooks to hang things like your towel and such… :)
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Female, 18-24


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Book Exchange
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Airport Transfers
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Wi-Fi

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